Theme of International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Globally, an estimated USD 94 trillion is expected to be invested in infrastructure from 2016 to 2040 to sustain economic growth and mitigate the effects of climate change and disasters.  Rising population and less predictable hazard patterns are putting both existing and new infrastructure under stress. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) also highlights the role of improved disaster resilience, especially of infrastructure, as a cornerstone for sustainable development. The focus on resilience of infrastructure will not only help achieve the reduction of infrastructure damages and losses, but also targets pertaining to reduction in mortality, affected people and economic losses..................

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